The Day of Wrath

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The Day of Wrath is structured like a mystery play and takes place in a monastery in an occupied Eastern European country during World War II. An SS major, participating in the Nazi's genocide of European Jews, had been a seminarian in Rome where he was an acquaintance of the prior of the monastery. The SS officer regularly visits the religious leader to debate the religion he now completely rejects. When the Nazi suspects that a Jew is being hidden by the monks, he believes it is his duty to hunt him down. But in melodramatic fashion, the SS officer is now unable to kill the hidden Jew.
Format: Drama

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Original or Prominent Production: The Academic Theatre of KUL, 1956
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Original Language: Polish
English Language Translator: Ben Conrad
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Warsaw: Pax 1962

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